• Mon, Dec 5 2011

Meatless Monday: 10 Vegetarian Recipes To Help You Get Your Greens


‘Tis the season for a lot of foods that don’t involve a whole lot of healthy greens: Holidays can be particularly meat- and sweet-laden, which can leave you feeling not-so festive. This is when Meatless Monday can really come in handy: Take a break from the holiday ham (or beef or chicken) and try eating a dinner that involves leafy greens like spinach and kale. They’re full of vitamins and antioxidants, plus they’ll keep your digestion on track.

Here are ten recipes to help you out. (You’re welcome.)

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  • Greenpt

    Nearly all of your recipes have eggs or dairy in them. I think that misses the point of meatless monday. Mass-consumption of eggs or dairy is also bad for the planet and the animals. Next time please share some 100% plant-based recipes. Yes, many people may be turned off by them but that’s a result of processed junk that people are addicted to and people need to understand/be educated about why they may not like veggies. It takes 2 weeks to get your taste buds back to normal and liking real food again.

    • Briana Rognlin

      Fair point that many of these contain dairy; normally, my Meatless Monday roundups are fairly well-balanced, but I guess I was caving to some kind of subconscious dairy craving this week!

      We do completely vegan roundups (and Meatless Mondays) on occasion, too. I think it’s worth pointing out that eating factory-farmed eggs and dairy isn’t great for the environment, but I do think it’s important to let people ease away from a meat/dairy-heavy diet. I think if anyone is compelled to ditch meat one day a week when they’d normally be eating ground beef, it’s not worth shaming people over including dairy. The whole point of Meatless Monday is to encourage people to make those gradual changes; not to make them feel like they have to make an all or nothing choice.